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Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Single-player gameplay teased

This morning the creator of the Nintendo multiplayer franchise Super Smash Bros., Masahiro Sakurai, has posted a single screenshot of a next-generation game. This game will almost certainly exist inside the Super Smash Bros. universe, and due to the fact that the Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS are coming in 2014, rumors are flying wildly. Sakurai suggests only that this pic does not show “a story mode like The Subspace Emissary.”

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Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up next

Hackers have taken a liking to the idea of streaming games from their PC to their handheld devices over the past couple of years, this bit of interest sparked greatly by the coming of NVIDIA SHIELD. This week a couple of developers on the hacking side of the bar have shown off a bit of game streaming functionality with the Wii U GamePad. While this device was created to work with Wii U games, these fellows have successfully reverse engineered the machine to stream PC games too.

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Nintendo eShop has recovered from holiday traffic slam

Nintendo eShop has recovered from holiday traffic slam

The Nintendo eShop has been drifting in and out of service since sometime on Christmas Day, Kotaku reports, but it's finally back online as of earlier this afternoon. The eShop outages were due to a somewhat predictably large volume of traffic on the biggest gift receiving day of the year. The traffic jam was exacerbated by the creation of new Nintendo Network accounts and conversions from 3DS accounts.

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Nintendo eShop offline and Pokemon Bank frozen as servers struggle

Nintendo eShop offline and Pokemon Bank frozen as servers struggle

Nintendo may not have made the same headlines as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 over the holidays, but a surge of users has seen the eShop suffer downtime for 3DS and Wii U owners since Christmas. The company has blamed an inrush of Nintendo Network ID registrations leaving owners of both its handheld and living room systems unable to access the eShop download store, and even forcing Nintendo to take its Pokemon Bank service offline in Japan.

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NES Remix brings new value to Wii U

NES Remix brings new value to Wii U

This week there's a game collection being released by the name of NES Remix. This set of games takes on some of the most classic titles from the original Nintendo Entertainment System, aka the NES, and makes them new again, fully ready for Wii U action. This game series brings on a cool 16 remixed titles to the console, and all of them at once, starting today.

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Wii Sports Club tennis and bowling land for Nintendo Wii U

Wii Sports Club tennis and bowling land for Nintendo Wii U

When the Nintendo Wii launched most of the consoles came with a disk for Wii Sports. That game disc had several games on it with different sports including tennis, bowling, golf, and others. I always thought that was one of the most fun games available for the Nintendo Wii. When the Nintendo Wii U launched it didn't get those games.

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Nintendo Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force bundle launches in November

Nintendo Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force bundle launches in November

Nintendo will be offering several bundles for its Nintendo Wii U game console this holiday season. Nintendo had previously announced bundles including the Super Mario Bros U bundle and the Just Dance 2014 Basic Pack bundle. Nintendo has now unveiled a new Wii U bundle that features the popular kids game Skylanders SWAP Force.

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Nintendo Wii to be available in the US despite end of Japanese production

Nintendo Wii to be available in the US despite end of Japanese production

Considering how unpopular the Nintendo Wii U has been around the globe some may have been surprised when Nintendo announced that it was discontinuing production of the original Nintendo Wii in Japan. That led some people to wonder if the discontinuation of production in Japan would affect availability within the US.

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Wii U price chop shows console wars wearing on Nintendo

Wii U price chop shows console wars wearing on Nintendo

This week the folks at Nintendo have announced that they'll be giving the Wii U a tune-up just in time for the release of both the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft-made Xbox One. This reboot of sorts is not one of hardware, but of price: the Wii U Deluxe Set will be cut down $50 to a total of $299.99 starting on the 20th of September. The company has also made clear that this change is to bring a "greater value" to the market, not mentioning the impending wave of competition they'll be defending against nearer the end of this year.

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Nintendo Wii U cost isn’t the reason for poor sales, says Iwata

Nintendo Wii U cost isn’t the reason for poor sales, says Iwata

It's no secret that Wii U sales are going downhill, and many critics are suggesting that a price drop of the console will boost the number of units that the company sells. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that the pricing model of the Wii U isn't the issue, but rather the relatively low number of quality games.

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Nintendo Wii U and 3DS game gush starts with Animal Crossing Plaza

Nintendo Wii U and 3DS game gush starts with Animal Crossing Plaza

This morning the folks at Nintendo have released a new collection of games for their two premiere gaming systems: the Nintendo Wii U and the handheld Nintendo 3DS. What constitutes as a second-half push for 2013 begins with the Wii U's iteration of Animal Crossing Plaza. This game will continue the Animal Crossing saga with cross-device compatibility and QR-code fun.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U version officially confirmed

Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U version officially confirmed

It's been up in the air for a while whether or not we'd see Call of Duty: Ghosts make its way to the Wii U. Activision didn't initially announce Wii U support when it first made the game official, and executive producer Mark Rubin pretty much hinted to the fact that we would see a Wii U version, but now it's official.

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